Statement of Function
The Stormwater Division is charged with reducing to the maximum extent practicable, the pollution of the Indian River Lagoon caused by stormwater runoff and base groundwater flow. It is also responsible for helping the County implement federally mandated National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Permit goals. These goals are accomplished through the design, construction, and operation of regional stormwater pollution removal systems; education ; and fertilizer application, sediment, and erosion control enforcement and monitoring.
A Healthy Lagoon: Letís Chalk About it - Chalk Art Contest
"A Healthy Lagoon: Letís Chalk About it" is an educationally fun chalk art contest to promote pollution prevention to the Indian River Lagoon. Come out April 18th to Sebastianís 2015 Earth Day Celebration at Riverview Park to learn about the Lagoon and how to protect it from pollution while then inspiring others by creating your own chalk design! All ages are welcome and each category will have a prize winner. Additionally there will be a category for those of you who are exceptionally talented, with a bonus prize not to be missed! Craft chalk will be available for everyone, but you who are of higher artistic quality are welcome to bring your own chalk and supplies. Sebastianís 2015 Earth Day Celebration is 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM and will boast crafts, fun childrenís educational activities, great food, and many wonderful booths promoting the environment we live in. The chalk contest will continue throughout the event and winners will be nnounced via email and pictures of winning designs will be posted after the Event. Check out the contest flyer
2014/2015 Goals and Objectives
Design and Construction Related Activities
Stormwater Education Related Activities
- Complete construction of Osprey Marsh Stormwater Park
- Begin a pilot plant study for a large scale water lettuce based nutrient removal facility
Stormwater Pollution Control Activities
- Update and continue to show on the County government television channel, the video program presenting PC Main Screening System, Egret Marsh Stormwater Park, and Spoonbill Marsh. Add PC South Algal Nutrient Removal Facility if it is operational.
- Continue inserting a stormwater anti-pollution message in every other issue of the County’s monthly employee newsletter.
- Channel illicit discharge reports to the proper department staff.
- Enhance public stormwater education activities.
Stormwater Enforcement Related Activities
- Continue operation and maintenance of PC Main Screening System.
- Continue operation and maintenance of Egret Marsh Stormwater Park.
- Continue to implement Best Management Practices at construction sites and dewatering projects during site
- Continue to work with County Surveyor to identify and map priority-screening areas and locate unpermitted
- Continue to work to reduce erosion and sedimentation in County MS4 conveyance systems, waters of the
state, and Florida Outstanding waterways.
- Operate and maintain Egret Marsh Stormwater Park, PC Main Screening System, and PC South Algal Nutrient Removal Facility to reduce pollution to the Indian River Lagoon and to comply with TMDL limits.
- Enforce the County fertilizer ordinance.
TO REPORT FLOODING AND OTHER STORMWATER CONCERNS
Please do not call this office - Please call the Road and Bridge Division at 772-770-5095